[drey-fuh s, drahy-; French drey-fys] /ˈdreɪ fəs, ˈdraɪ-; French dreɪˈfüs/ Show IPA
Alfred, 1859–1935, French army officer of Jewish descent: convicted of treason 1894, 1899; acquitted 1906.
Dreyfus (ˈdreɪfəs, French drɛfys)
Alfred (alfrɛd). 1859--1935, French army officer, a Jew whose false imprisonment for treason (1894) raised issues of anti-semitism and militarism that dominated French politics until his release (1906)